Retired Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse will swap a tracksuit for the tweeds of academia this week, becoming a vice-chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University.
In a job switch few predicted after Malthouse’s 40 years as an AFL player and coach, he will lecture in a range of subjects, including physiotherapy, sports administration and marketing. Despite having no tertiary qualifications after starting with the Saints as a 17-year-old from Ballarat, Malthouse has always been an inveterate reader with a particular fondness for military history and eastern philosophy. ”Mick is probably not someone who would automatically be associated with universities. But he is a successful leader who will help inspire young people,” La Trobe V-C John Dewar says.
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